Early Vicars of Okehampton

Early Vicars of Okehampton

At the meeting of the Devonshire Association at Okehampton in 1925, Mr T Cann Hughes read a paper on the Post Reformation Vicars. These notes deal with them before the Reformation . As is to be expected, the further back we go, the greater the difficulty of collecting...
Early History of St James Chapel

Early History of St James Chapel

​ St. James was built as a Chantry Chapel where Prayers were said for the souls of the dead. It was probably built by Reginald Courtenay who obtained a licence from the Pope (Alexander 111 ) in 1178. However, it was during the period of office of John Gyffard, Vicar,...
The Vicar of Okehampton in 1385 and his Goods and Chattels

The Vicar of Okehampton in 1385 and his Goods and Chattels

A fascinating glimpse into the life of a wealthy Mediaeval occupant of Okehampton.10 September 1375  In the calendar of Patent Rolls was written: Yestbrook or Estebroke, Richard The Presentation of Richard Yestbroke, Chaplain, to the Vicarage of Okehampton, in the...
Okehampton Historical Notes

Okehampton Historical Notes

Digitised by Jan Goffey, a Museum Trustee Original Book typed by Dr Edward Herbert Young (1862-1932). He lived at Darley House, and was one of the town’s two GPs for many years, also the Borough Medical Officer, and a notable local historian. He wrote the Okehampton...